Saturday, October 20, 2012

Teacher Tip: Worth 1 Million

Bear with me until you get past my nostalgia...and then you'll see the good stuff!!  Blogging Friends....this is a tribute to you.  It is worth 1 millon of hugs, friendships, and counseling sessions!!

It has been one whole year since I started blogging and putting some effort into selling on Teachers Pay Teachers.  The blogging has been so much fun because I have 'met' so many other wonderful teachers from across the country and even across the world.  These teachers motivate me, teach me, help me, bring out the creative side of me, and make me want to become a better teacher.  I love working with these ladies < and a couple of gents!!> as we help support each other in our endeavors.  There is a true network of teachers working together to make teaching easier and education is 'All for one, and one for all."

I learned that Facebook is a wonderful place to 'hang out' and meet other teachers.  I have had wonderful discussions with teachers in Australia, France, and Canada....and frankly, that would never have happened had I not discovered Teachers Pay Teachers.

I have learned that I love to create lessons and centers because I am no longer limited to colored index cards, a marker, and some pre-made teachery-something that I have to choose that really doesn't fit what I want to work with.  Throughout this year I learned how to work with graphics and even created the blog banner that you see up above!  I was not alone as I delved into the 2nd Grade Common Core, learned more about turning anchor charts into art, and some of my blogging friends gave me oodles of ideas for back to school classroom decorations!  It's almost like your local teachers union....only it is a teachers reunion every time we 'talk' on the computer!!

Pssstt....the good stuff starts about right here!!

The money I have earned has helped my family immensely.  I haven't earned all that much, but what has been earned has helped my immediate family, my mother, and my sister and her family.  It has been a true blessing and a gift not only from God, but from other teachers.  If you think that you would like to be a part of the same blessings, feel free to CLICK HERE and become a part of the network.  You will be amazed as to what you learn!  And, I would personally be happy to help you however I can, so you won't have to go it alone! 

Now, I haven't made $1 million like my friend, Deanna, but we've all seen that it can be done.  Deanna, you have been an awesome role model, but most importantly, you have been an awesome prayer warrior when times have been rough and CRAZY!  I could go on and on and name bloggers across the world that have made me a better teacher, but that would make this blog 10 pages long and nobody would read it at all!!  Just know that I am thankful!

I want you to celebrate with me, so I am setting up my latest packet of question posters and sort cards <all 63 pages of them> to be free this weekend.  You can find them by clicking Here.  It has a value of $15.75, but I was trying to sell it at somewhere near $11 because so many teachers receive no extra monies from their school and have to pay out of their pockets.  So, enjoy this freebie for a couple of days!

Also, because I know everyone's budget is tight, and frankly, just because I like cheap stuff, AND BECAUSE I AM CELEBRATING THE HECK OUT OF THIS THING, I am going to have a sale!  

So, go now, look at things, download the questions file, click on FOLLOW ME and take the day off, courtesy of me!!!  But most of all, tell your friends that you are thankful for them and that you love them!

Hugs to TpT'ers, TT, and the Pinning Pals!!


  1. Happy Blogaversary Jenn!

    I'm so glad I discovered the world of blogging and TpT!

    Sally from Elementary Matters

  2. Hi, Jennifer! What a heart-warming post! Thanks for the free question words and sort file! They look awesome!
    Joy :)

  3. Discovering blogging and TPT has changed my life for the better too. Now I am able to find ideas and resources in just a few clicks from my kitchen table. I no longer have to drive 30 minutes to the teacheer store to find a resource when I realize my kids need something different from what I already have. Online friendships and collaboration has inspired me to be a better teacher. You blog and ideas are great resources. So, thanks for sharing.


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